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Odd... the only pings I've receive (twice a year, almost like clockwork) are from Google (they're expanding in Toronto) and FB (AFAIK, they're not based in Toronto). I also don't have my profile flagged as open to new opportunities.
I also don't have my profile flagged as open to new opportunities
They don't care about that. I always have my profile set to not looking for a new role (or what ever they call it) as I prefer to call a recruiter if I want a new job. But they still have been sending me, we have a role that suits your profile.
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Interesting. The pings I receive from Google are from a real human (the same person I've been contacted by for a few years). FB seems to have a higher turnover of recruiters, because the person changes every 18 months or so. In both cases, the contacts have been unsolicited, although the Google ping is a result of a referral by a friend. But I don't know anyone at FB.
I've still got the reference books around here somewhere, if you like to study up a bit.
It's multiple large volumes, and there's another book that details lower level functions that all start with "z" which I never figured out what to do with. I have no idea where I put this treasure, but I don't recall tossing any of it where it belongs...
I have one for you, not necessarily LinkedIn but sh*tty recruiter related, none the less.
This recruiter that was unable to place me about 5 years ago, sends me emails every so often, asking me if I know of any developers looking for work, but never actually asks me if I would be interested in the position; only if I know someone else that would be.
It's much easier to enjoy the favor of both friend and foe, and not give a damn who's who. -- Lon Milo DuQuette
I definitely found that to be true during my last job search. After hundreds of useless e-mails through LI, I ended up finding one through Craig's List. It was an advert posted by a recruiter but she was quite competent. Apparently the company has used her extensively and I can see why.
FWIW, she is based in the Portland, OR area and works nation-wide. If anyone wants her name and info then contact me and I will pass it along.
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